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09Oct/17

Corker says Trump threatens ‘World War III’ – NYT

The war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican Senator Bob Corker escalating Monday, with Corker firing the latest shot – telling The New York Times that Trump is treating the presidency like ‘a reality show,’ with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the U.S. ‘on the path to World War III.’ Lisa Bernhard reports Continue reading

09Oct/17

Liberia’s Johnson-Sirleaf leaves mixed legacy for women as she steps down

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was Africa’s first female president when she was elected in 2005. She came to power vowing to empower women in Liberia, whose efforts had helped end the civil war. Her rise has made her a great role model for women across the country. But as her mandate draws to a close, how much has actually changed for women in Liberia? Continue reading

27Sep/17

Congo ban on non-biometric passports sparks outcry

Democratic Republic of Congo’s decision to ban semi-biometric passports by October 16th has sparked criticism with many saying they were not given sufficient time to prepare for new passports. The new passports are among the most expensive in the world and a Reuters investigation showed that one-third of the sticker price goes to a company believed to be controlled by a close relative of President Joseph Kabila.
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19Sep/17

Maduro calls Trump ‘new Hitler’

CARACAS, VENEZUELA (SEPTEMBER 19, 2017) (VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT TV) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called U.S. President Donald Trump “the new Hitler of international politics” after Trump’s hard-edged speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday (September 19). Continue reading

19Sep/17

Cohen, close Trump business adviser, to testify before Senate committee

WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 19, 2017) (NBC) – Michael Cohen, one of President Donald Trump’s closest business advisers, told reporters on Tuesday (September 19) his scheduled testimony before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, was postponed. Continue reading

09Sep/17

U.S. celebrities fall for Germany’s First Lady: The Merkel effect

BERLIN, GERMANY (REUTERS) – Hollywood stars and a former U.S president offer Germany’s incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel their backing for the September 24 elections even as the chancellor faces persistent heckling on the home front.
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05Sep/17

Business leaders baffled by DACA end

Business leaders express their disappointment with president Donald Trump decision to scrapp DACA, a program that protects from deportation almost 800,000 young immigrants who were brought into the United States illegally as children. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

01Sep/17

Trump declares a day of prayer for victims of Texas storm

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 1, 2017) (RESTRICTED POOL) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday (September 1) declared a national day of prayer to be observed this Sunday in memory of those who died or suffered losses by the storm in Texas. Continue reading

29Aug/17

Trump learns “there are a lot of blonde women in Finland”

U.S. President Donald Trump mistakes one blonde journalist for another during a news conference with the Finnish president, prompting the response, “There are a a lot of blonde women in Finland”. Continue reading

20Aug/17

Mass protests in U.S. cities decry racism, pillory Trump

A planned far-right rally in California and expected counter-demonstation comes on the heels of massive protests in U.S. cities over the weekend in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last week. Zach Goelman reports. Continue reading